Did you know that the global cybercrime industry will cause up to $6 trillion in damages in just a few years.
That may seem like an impossibly big number, but it makes sense when you consider how often cybercrime attacks occur, and how much damage they cause…
In August, Google published research showing that an iPhone-based cyber-attack has been going on for the past two years at least. The largest iPhone attack in history, this long-term cybercrime effort has been infecting iOS users with malware that steals their private data, including:
In May, the city of Baltimore was hit with ransomware that made their server’s inaccessible. They refused to pay the ransom, which kept their systems offline for weeks – in the meantime, they attempted to “rebuild certain systems”, according to Mayor Jack Young.
Baltimore joins the growing number of municipalities hit by ransomware this year – all of which, after the attack, invest considerable resources in investigating the source of the incident.
22 different organizations in Texas, many of which are local government agencies, were just infected with ransomware in August as well.
One of the best ways to protect against cybercrime threats is to make your staff an effective part of your defense. Train your staff to ask themselves these key questions before opening an email:
When you’re not sure if you have the skills or knowledge to get the job done, what can you do? Consult with cybersecurity professionals, like those at Elevate Services Group, who will:
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